When going through tough times, one of the easiest things to forget is the good that has already been worked out in us.
We tend to define ourselves by those times and the troubles we may be enduring and even get frustrated when others begin to define us by them as well.
Each of us have a piece to offer the environment we are in. The moment we think there is nothing to offer but our brokenness and heartache, that is the moment we begin to forget who we really are and what God has already done in our lives.
I’m not saying don’t offer to God a broken and contrite Spirit. But, when we do, doesn’t he make what we offer to Him whole? When do we start walking in that wholeness? When we are perfect in every area of our lives? Nope! Otherwise we deny the beauty God has worked out in us so far!
Remembering how far He has brought us will give us faith to get through what we are going through now!
Forgetting it, as if He can’t ever change us, is a hopeless place to be that is really founded on lies.
The truth is hard times will never stop coming, but don’t let go of the beauty that has been made from ashes during the process. None of us have arrived or will arrive until we are with Jesus forever, but until then, each of us have areas in our lives God has healed, redeemed and restored!! I believe , with all my heart, that God wants to use our wholeness in whatever area He Has been given the opportunity to heal, for our good and His glory.
So, we must give up the idea that if we aren’t completely perfect then we are completely useless. That is a lie! And for heavens sake, don’t let anyone else convince us of that … whether they do it knowingly or unknowingly.